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Pricing Information

These prices are available for the months of April through November. These prices are available for the months of January through March.
Reception
$1,100 starting price
Ceremony
$175 starting price
Bar
$1 starting price
Reception
$1,100 starting price
Ceremony
$175 starting price
Bar
$1 starting price

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About

A banquet hall-style wedding venue in Dubuque, Iowa, The Dubuque County Fairgrounds is committed to taking the stress out of planning your big day. From start to finish the venue鈥檚 friendly high-energy staff work with each couple to ensure their special day is flawlessly executed. Both spacious and accommodating, The Dubuque County Fairgrounds is the ideal option for your knot-tying affair.

Facilities and Capacity
The Dubuque County Fairgrounds comfortably accommodates up to 900 of your closest family and friends. Couples have the option of hosting their ceremony and/or reception either indoors in the beautifully appointed Grand Ballroom or outdoors in the spacious Festival Garden.

Services Offered
Couples who book The Dubuque County Fairgrounds benefit from an assortment of wedding-related services and amenities. Options include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Consultations
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • Lighting/sound
  • Outside vendors
  • Wireless internet
  • Setup
  • Cleanup

Cuisine
The Dubuque County Fairgrounds offers an array of catering services from which couples may benefit. For an enjoyable dining experience, said services include the following:

  • Server(s)
  • Hors d鈥檕euvres
  • Buffet-style dinner
  • Family-style dinner
  • Station-style service


Other Facilities
The Dubuque County Fairgrounds features a number of versatile spaces for couples to utilize during their wedding celebration. Most notably, the one-of-a-kind venue鈥檚 Grand Ballroom serves as the perfect location for hosting a rehearsal dinner, bridal shower, and/or engagement party.

Other Services
This venue offers interested couples the option of including various event items with their celebration. Available upon request, items include the following:

  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • Barware
  • Linens

Location
The Dubuque County Fairgrounds is conveniently located in the heart of Dubuque, Iowa. Approximately 20 minutes from Dubuque Regional Airport, the venue is less than 10 minutes from several local attractions and recreational areas, such as Meadows Golf Club and Bergfeld Recreation Area.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$1,100

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1,100

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$175

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$175

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Clean Up
Event Planning
Lighting/Sound
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$1

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Ballroom

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Server(s)
Stations

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast

What event items are available?

Chairs
Dance Floor
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
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4.4 out of 5 rating
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87% Recommended by couples

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2 Reviews
Sarah
Sarah F. Married on 06/26/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Best wedding ever!

The whole staff is phenomenal, they go over the top to make sure you are relaxed and ready for your big day. Great communication with any issues
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Lisa Married on 09/07/2008
3.7 out of 5 rating
The dubuque county fairgrounds was a nice place to hold my reception but you have to decorate yourself.
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Team

Sierra Valentine
Sierra Valentine
Office Manager & Marketing Specialist

Sierra joined our team in 2019 and takes care of planning most weddings along with the help of Kevin, Dee and Mike.

Dee Gaul
Dee Gaul
Assistant Manager

Dee has been in the office for many years, Dee has taken position of Assistant Manager and knows all around planning weddings!

Kevin Kotz
Kevin Kotz
General Manager

Kevin joined the fairgrounds in 2017 as the General Manager. Kevin is the man behind the scenes of the event center.

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